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Old 12-13-2004, 05:14 AM   #1
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Pinning down baby Dwarf Sag??


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I planted a bunch of baby Dwarf sag plants into my Flourite a few days ago. A lot of them are coming uprooted, most likely from my Angel fish nipping curiously at them. They need a few days to take hold. Aside from removing the Angels for a bit, any suggestions to help the plants take hold? Perhaps a fine netting over the plants for a few days, until they get a hold?
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:32 PM   #2
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What about a clear plastic bowl used to store left over food with little wholes drilled in it?
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Old 12-14-2004, 09:07 PM   #3
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Bury them deeper. You can probably get away with 1/2 inch or so of the leaf above the substrate and they'll survive. (Someone correct me if I'm wrong)
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Old 12-14-2004, 09:09 PM   #4
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i'm not sure, I have dwarf sag in my flourite in my 55, and I have a VERY small plant thats just barely visable that I planted, I think the root system is growing right now so it may be a while before that plant starts growing lol
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Old 12-28-2004, 03:32 AM   #5
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My Dwarf Sag. looks horrible I'm going to pull it out, It started off great putting out plenty of runners and all of the sudden just went dormant or something. Anyway back to the question, I would plant them deep (sometimes they come with little to no root system) then every week pull them up just a little until you see the roots.
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Old 12-28-2004, 05:24 AM   #6
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my little plant started growing finally, now its a small plant, but alot bigger then before! I'm hopeing my dwarf sag will look nice once I get my co2 going
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Old 12-28-2004, 01:01 PM   #7
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I dont know, but my sags are pretty deep in there. The original ones I planted weren't that deep but it sent out underground runners and the leaves started growing almost an inch underground! I received my dwarf sags from rupey, but they are also growing up to 10" too though. I thought they would be shorter
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How tall are these plants supposed to grow? My friend gave me some samples of sag plants he's been growing in a pond outside, and it's so TINY. The plants have good roots and the leaves are barely an inch long MAX. It's growing fast too, sending runners out all over the place. Is this a different species of dwarf sag or what?
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Old 01-02-2005, 12:18 AM   #9
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I'm running 1.5 wpg and the longest dwarf sag is 4", but it's curved and stays at maybe 2.5" off the substrate.

I think a dwarf sag that grows to 10" would just be a non-dwarf type of Sagittaria. I planted my dwarf sag foreground with plants from different sources, and I think one of them (the one with the 4" leaves) may be broad-leaf sagittaria as it stays much taller than the rest of the group.
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